LIONSGATE AND THUNDER ROAD PICTURES ANNOUNCE GLOBAL COLLABORATION WITH GAME PUBLISHERS STARBREEZE AND 505 GAMES ON EXCLUSIVE “JOHN WICK” DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR PAYDAY 2 GAME


Exclusive content produced by OVERKILL Software – a Starbreeze studio, based on the professional hitman from the film, adds a playable John Wick character to the PAYDAY gang. The DLC will be released as a free update for the PAYDAY 2 game on the Steam platform two days before the film’s global theatrical launch to mark the PAYDAY 2 community reaching the latest 1.5 million Crimefest member milestone . Starting tomorrow, moviegoers buying tickets for John wick on Fandango will receive a free download of PAYDAY 2 on Steam.

“We’re big fans of PAYDAY 2 and the Starbreeze team, and we’re excited to launch our partnership with such a cool movie,” said Lionsgate EVP of Digital Marketing Danielle DePalma. “The hyper-real action sequences in the film almost make you feel like you’re watching a crazy video game, so we can’t wait to see John wick in theaters as well as experience it in the game. “

“We continue to work with great partners, this time with Lionsgate and their film John wick“said the CEO of Starbreeze Bo Andersson Klint. “We finally have a real hitman on our team. Being able to play as John Wick in PAYDAY 2 before the film is released is a great reward for our loyal PAYDAY 2 community, which has reached the final milestone of 1.5 million members in our PAYDAY 2 Steam group ahead of our 12-day Crimefest event. “

“Lionsgate’s entry into the gaming space continues to grow with the addition of another great partner and tremendous intellectual property,” said Lionsgate, President of Interactive Ventures & Games. Pierre Levin. “We are delighted to capitalize on this opportunity to collaborate with a world-class partner like Starbreeze whose unique action community includes millions of our target fans.”

Exclusive DLC Pack Includes –

  • John Wick, a new playable character in PAYDAY 2
  • A new perk system called Hitman, which includes features like Akimbo, the ability to wield two weapons, a favorite of John Wick himself
  • A new pistol with weapon modifications and a new knife melee weapon
  • Three cool sunglasses to customize and wear

Lionsgate also recently announced partnerships with game developers Kabam and Next Games. The John wick the film is already generating rave reviews and has a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

For more information on the PAYDAY 2 Crimefest event, please visit:

www.overkillsoftware.com/crimefest

For more information on the John wick movie, please visit:

www.johnwickthemovie.com/

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate, home of The hunger Games, dusk and Divergent franchises, is a global leader in next generation content with a strong and diverse presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has over 30 TV shows across more than 20 different networks spanning its prime-time production, distribution and syndication activities, including critically acclaimed hits like the multiple Emmy Award. Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the success of syndication The Wendy Williams Show and the critically acclaimed hit series Orange is the new black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by recent successes such as the first two episodes of the blockbuster of The hunger Games franchise, The hunger Games and Hunger Games – Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now you see me, Kevin hart: Let me explain, Warm bodies, Ownership, Sinister, Road attractions’ A very wanted man, Lionsgate / Codeblack Films’ Intoxicated and the success of Pantelion Films Instructions not included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever to be released in the United States

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office to DVD and box office to VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate maintains a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 film and television titles which is a significant source of recurring revenue and serves as the basis for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, bold and quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

ABOUT STARBREEZE

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. At Starbreeze, we create games by our own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and thrive outside of the game itself. We live and die by gameplay.

Starbreeze is a pioneer in digital self-publishing, currently hosting the largest community group on the digital distribution platform Steam. Starbreeze’s newest products include PAYDAY 2, our adrenaline-fueled cooperative bank robbery game and the critically acclaimed adventure game Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons.

Starbreeze AB is listed on the Nasdaq OMX First North Premier under the STAR ticker and ISIN code: SE0005992831. Starbreeze brands include OVERKILL Software and the PAYDAY series.

See www.starbreeze.com for more information.

ABOUT THUNDER ROAD PHOTOS

Basil Iwanyk is the founder and owner of Thunder Road Pictures, and his films have collectively earned $ 1.8 billion worldwide. Upcoming Thunder Road Movies Include The Actor John wick and the fantastic adventure “Seventh Son” directed by Sergey Bodrov, what stars Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. Thunder Road is currently in post-production on the tentpole film Gods of Egypt for Lionsgate directed by Alex Proyas and Sicario realized by Denis Villeneuve and featuring Benecio del Toro, Emily blunt, and Josh brolin. Also coming up for Thunder Road is a feature version of the highly successful video game Exploded cell directed by Doug Liman and with Tom hardy.

Past Thunder Road Movies Include Epic Action Adventure Clash of the Titans, the following, Wrath of the Titans, three installments of The Expendables, Brooklyn Better, We are Marshall and Firewall. Thunder Road notably produced the critically acclaimed drama The city, realized by Ben affleck.

APPROXIMATELY 505 GAMES

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a wide selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes games on major console and portable platforms as well as for mobile devices and social media. Flagship products include Sniper Elite 3, PAYDAY 2, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, How To Survive, Defense Grid 2 and the upcoming ABZU and Adr1ft.

505 Games has offices at Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, Lyonnais, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners in the Nordic territories and Australia. For more information on 505 Games and its products, please visit www.505games.com.

For more information please contact:

Bo Andersson Klint, CEO, Starbreeze AB
Phone. : +46 (0) 8-209 208, e-mail: [email protected]

Julie fontaine, EVP Advertising, Lionsgate
Phone. : 310-255-4970, email: [email protected]

Brandon cox, 505 games
Phone. : 818-257-3622, email: [email protected]

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